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Fearnach Bay House - Kilmelford, Nr Oban, Argyll, Scottish Highlands

Disabled friendly & wheelchair access
Fearnach Bay House situated in a secluded corner of a 1000 acre private estate
Fearnach Bay - Sleeping up to 7 people Fearnach Bay enjoys a southerly aspect
Fearnach Bay House - Breathtaking views over the nearby islands of Luing, Scarba, Jura and Islay
Fearnach Bay House - Entrance to the property Fearnach Bay House - Furnished patio
Fearnach Bay House - Fabulous views from the window seat in the living room Fearnach Bay House - Sitting room furnished with a wood burning stove
Fearnach Bay House - Open plan living and dining area
Fearnach Bay House - Loch views from the kitchen Fearnach Bay House - Fully equipped kitchen
Fearnach Bay House - The entrance hall with Master bedroom beyond
Fearnach Bay House - Bathroom Fearnach Bay House - Ground floor master double bedroom
Fearnach Bay House - Double bedroom
Sunset from Melfort Hill Fearnach Bay House -
  • Fearnach Bay is a luxury self catering holiday house near Oban
  • Situated in a secluded corner of a 1000 acre private estate
  • 100 metres from own private shoreline
  • Enjoying a southerly aspect
  • Breathtaking views over the nearby islands
  • 4 bedrooms - Sleeping 7/8 people
  • Ground floor bedroom with wheelchair access
  • Considered suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
  • VisitScotland 5 Star rated (highest rating)
  • Free trout fishing available on 2 estate lochs
  • Use of 13' rowing dinghy (March - October)
  • Perfect for walking, boating, exploring or simply relaxing
  • Wireless internet access
  • Short breaks available out of peak season
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Property Overview

Situated in a secluded corner of our own 1000 acre Scottish private estate and working hill farm, Fearnach Bay House has been built to an exceptionally high standard and offers everything you could wish for in the way of luxury, peace and relaxation. Available to book all year round and ideal for self catering holidays in Argyll, Fearnach Bay House offers the very highest quality holiday accommodation near Oban.

Just 100 metres from its own private shoreline and overlooking the yachts moored in Loch Melfort, the self catering holiday cottage enjoys a southerly aspect. Immediately behind stands the magnificent Melfort Hill; steep, wooded and from the summit, breathtaking views over the nearby islands of Luing, Scarba, Jura and Islay.

There are 4 bedrooms in total - 2 are en suite and the third shares a luxury bathroom with a pretty single room. All bedrooms have views of the loch and the ground floor bedroom with its luxurious double bed and its own en suite wet room has unrestricted wheelchair access. There is under floor heating which is serviced by an eco friendly ground source heat pump which collects the natural warmth from beneath the earth's surface and heats each of the downstairs rooms to just the right temperature, ensuring a cosy welcome as soon as you enter the building.

There is everything you need for a wonderful self catering holiday in some of Scotland's finest scenery is right here on your doorstep. There is an abundance of wildlife to be found on the estate and there are many established tracks and pathways along the shore, through the woods and over the hills. Walking, cycling, boat trips, castles, gardens and whisky distillery tours are just a few of the many activities available in the area.

Property Facilities

Local Area & Highlights
  • 4 bedrooms all with views of the loch
  • First Floor:
  • 1 x double bedroom with ensuite shower room, W/C & hand basin
  • 1 x twin with zip & link beds
  • 1 x single room
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, W/C & hand basin
  • Ground Floor:
  • 1 x double bedroom with en suite wet room, W/C & hand basin - unrestricted wheelchair access to rest of the ground floor, no steps into the property
  • Open plan dining and sitting room
  • Dining seats for 8 people
  • Lounge is furnished with a wood burning stove (continuous supply of logs available)
  • 40" flat screen Satellite TV & Sky package, DVD films, integrated sound system with I Pod docking stations in all main rooms and bed rooms
  • Under floor heating in each of the downstairs rooms
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, American cabinet fridge/freezer, drink chilling cabinet,
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Extensive patio areas with solid teak seating and outdoor barbecue
  • Ample car parking space
  • Superior quality cotton bed linen, duvets and luxury towels provided
  • Heating & fair usage of electricity is included
  • Logs for Wood Burner are provided
  • Sorry no smoking but a covered porch at the back door provides excellent shelter if it rains
  • Sorry no pets
  • WiFi broadband
  • Use of rowing boat (March – October inc.)
  • 2 Spinning Rods supplied with tackle
  • Welcome & basic essentials packages are provided on arrival (inc. Home baking and fresh garden flowers on arrival, coffee, tea, complimentary Scottish made toiletries.)
  • Essentials are provided (inc. detergent, toilet rolls, dish washer tablets, bin liners, cleaning materials, cloths etc.)
Local Facilities

Options & Additional Information


  • Use of Deep Sea Mooring if you bringing a yacht
  • The " Shower of Herring " restaurant is within easy walking distance
  • A short drive in either direction once on the main road, will lead to a further choice of pubs and restaurants
  • Fishing: There is a small rowing boat (March - October) which can be launched from the slipway directly in front of the house. Life jackets, fishing rods and tackle are all supplied at no extra charge. In addition to inland sea fishing there is also complementary trout fishing on two of the estate lochs and fishing on a further 12 lochs in the vicinity is available on purchase of a permit obtainable at the local Post Office.
  • Ferry: A 30 minute drive takes you to the bustling ferry port of Oban, making the house ideally located for day trips and visits to the nearby islands of Mull and Iona and also Staffa and Fingal's Cave.
  • Many established tracks and pathways along the shore, through the woods and over the hills.
  • The Melfort Estate is situated 17 miles south of Oban on the west coast of Argyll, Scotland
  • Approximately 2 hours' drive from Glasgow airport
  • There is a railway station in Oban, about a half-hour drive from Kilmelford which has 2 services daily to and from Glasgow and 3 during the summer months


  • Deposit of £150 with the balance due 6 weeks beforehand
  • £150 refundable security deposit per week is required to cover any damage or breakages to the property
  • Arrival from 5.00pm & 10.00am departure
  • Heating & fair usage of Electricity is included
  • Logs for Wood Burner are provided
  • Bed Linen and Towels are provided
  • Welcome & basic essentials packages inc. detergent, toilet rolls, dish washer tablets, bin liners, cleaning materials, cloths etc.
  • Sorry no pets
  • Low occupancy discount of 10% for 1-2 guests
  • Long stay discount of 10% will be applied to full weeks after the first week
  • Short breaks available out of season (min 3 nights) October - March (excl. Xmas and New Year)
  • Fearnach Bay House has been selected as one of the 100 Best Self Catering in Scotland
  • Booking Terms: Click here to view full booking and hire conditions



For further information please contact Waterside Breaks on 01252 339020